Beef Mole

Mole is a traditional Mexican dish that combines chili peppers, tomatoes, and chocolate to create a full flavored, dark brown sauce. This flavor combination is easy to make and a welcome new flavor to discover. Grilled flank steak would be an excellent substitution for the ground beef.

30 g 40% heavy cream, whipped

15 g walnut oil

16 g canned tomato puree

1 g chili powder

25 g 85% lean ground beef, cooked

2 g baker’s unsweetened chocolate squares, chopped fine

9.6 g European-style butter

Optional: salt/pepper, 3–5 drops of vanilla flavor, Bickford, liquid sweetener

After measuring all ingredients on a gram scale, combine the whipped cream and walnut oil in a small bowl and mix well. Add the optional vanilla flavor and sweetener if desired. Set aside and serve as a vanilla flavored “pudding.”

Combine the tomato puree, chili powder, beef, chocolate, and butter in a small microwavable bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals on high until the sauce is hot. Mix well and serve.